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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 18:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' North, Longitude: 97° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.38 meters/second, 1560.2 km/hour, 969.5 miles/hour or 842.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.16 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.3"969.10 miwest0° 00' 26.8"0.51 misouth969.12 mi
24 hours0° 01' 00.5"1.09 mieast0° 10' 53.3"12.48 misouth12.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 18:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 45' North, Longitude: 164° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.07 meters/second, 1595.0 km/hour, 991.1 miles/hour or 861.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.52 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 43.0"990.99 miwest0° 09' 46.2"11.19 minorth990.84 mi
24 hours12° 04' 45.9"825.85 mieast3° 36' 43.2"248.26 minorth857.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tizayuca *Fri 1:38 PM163 km101 miles88 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Fri 1:38 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSouthwest SW
Puebla *Fri 1:38 PM210 km130 miles113 nmSouth S
Querétaro *Fri 1:38 PM260 km161 miles140 nmWest W
Cuernavaca *Fri 1:38 PM260 km162 miles140 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Veracruz *Fri 1:38 PM267 km166 miles144 nmSoutheast SE
San Luis Potosi *Fri 1:38 PM343 km213 miles185 nmWest-northwest WNW
Leon *Fri 1:38 PM393 km244 miles212 nmWest W
Oaxaca *Fri 1:38 PM446 km277 miles241 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Aguascalientes *Fri 1:38 PM464 km289 miles251 nmWest-northwest WNW
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